Meteors and Meteor Streams

  • Jeff Lashley
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


Meteors and meteor streams are a fascinating subject to many amateur ­astronomers. Their sometimes spectacular transient appearance is like nothing else in astronomy. Although meteors do not emit radio waves, their highly ionized trains are quite efficient at reflecting VHF radio waves. In this chapter we look at the nature of meteors, their motions and origins.


Automatic Gain Control Forward Scatter Meteor Stream Visual Observer Meteor Trail 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff Lashley
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  1. 1.Melton MowbrayUK

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